Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Resolution: 2.13 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.282 
  • R-Value Work: 0.254 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.254 

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Boar Salivary Lipocalin. Three-Dimensional X-Ray Structure and Androsterol/Androstenone Docking Simulations.

Spinelli, S.Vincent, F.Pelosi, P.Tegoni, M.Cambillau, C.

(2002) Eur J Biochem 269: 2449

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1432-1033.2002.02901.x
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 

    The X-ray structure of variant A of authentic boar salivary lipocalin (SAL), a pheromone-binding protein specifically expressed in the submaxillary glands of the boar, has been solved and refined at 2.1 A resolution. The structure displays a classical lipocalin fold with a nine-stranded sandwiched beta barrel and an alpha helix. A putative glycosylation site, at position 53, has been found to carry a GlcNAc sugar residue. In contrast with what was expected on the basis of mass spectroscopy reports, the internal cavity was found to be devoid of bound pheromonal compound (androstenone or androstenol). Instead, a small electron density volume could be satisfied by a glycerol molecule, a component of the cryoprotecting liquor. The internal cavity was revealed to be very small for steroid compound accommodation. Therefore, docking and molecular dynamics experiments were performed with both pheromonal compounds. These simulations clearly demonstrate a volume increase of the cavity upon steroid binding and the adaptation of the amino-acid side chains to the steroid molecules. This explains the higher affinity of SAL for both steroid molecules compared to other smaller molecules, although no specific interaction is established with either compound.

  • Organizational Affiliation

    Architecture et Fonction des Macromolécules Biologiques, CNRS and Universités Aix-Marseille I & II, France.

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChains Sequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
SALIVARY LIPOCALIN175Sus scrofaMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: SAL1
Find proteins for P81608 (Sus scrofa)
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Go to UniProtKB:  P81608
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UniProt GroupP81608
Sequence Annotations
  • Reference Sequence
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Resolution: 2.13 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.282 
  • R-Value Work: 0.254 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.254 
  • Space Group: P 41 21 2
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 70.112α = 90
b = 70.112β = 90
c = 71.75γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
DENZOdata reduction
SCALAdata scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2002-05-30
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-09-07
    Changes: Atomic model, Data collection, Database references, Derived calculations, Non-polymer description, Other, Refinement description, Structure summary, Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2020-07-29
    Type: Remediation
    Reason: Carbohydrate remediation
    Changes: Data collection, Derived calculations, Other, Structure summary